If we land a midfield of Barella, Diawara, Pellegrini, Cristante and Zaniolo we will be focking awesome. Agree, Keylor Navas is underrated and if he would come it would be a nice addition.Petrachi, as you sure know now, was officially announced as the new DS. and it seems that our first piece of business, if you don't count selling Ponce, will be bringing Spinazzola from Juventus for Luca Pellegrini + 10m (Spinazzola was valued at 29m).
our other business seems to include:
selling Manolas for 36m to Napoli and then buying Diawara from them for 20m (18m+2m in performance bonuses).
buying Barella from Cagliari for Defrel + 35m, Inter can't match what we're paying and it now seems that Barella is open to moving to other clubs.
buying Bartra (CB) from Real Betis for 15-20m.
Dzeko to Inter but the deal keeps breaking and then reemerging.
Nzonzi missed his medical and that might signal his departure.
SES refused a 15m per season contract from China and is still negotiating his renewal with Roma (wants a raise to 4m per season and I personally think he deserves it).
not a bad start at rebuilding and it seems both Fonseca and Petrachi are on the same page (a midfield of Barella, Diwara and Pellegrini is enticing). I have a suggestion, if we do indeed sell Olsen, Keylor Navas seems out of favor with the arrival of Courtois, coming on his contract's last year, receives affordable wages, could be convinced to come here for first team action and can be had for around 10m. seems to me like a quality, experienced and low price cover for the next 3 seasons or more.
Ponce was a journey kid and he didn't show anything until he landed in Greece, his stats there are impressive but when you consider the league and watch the actual goals he was scoring, you wouldn't want him to be our sub striker let alone lead our attack. I have no idea why some people are upset about letting him go. not every youth academy product has to automatically be a success and a first team member.Gianluca Petrachi said:It’s difficult to explain a project to fans, because they think from the gut. they want to go to the stadium every Sunday to celebrate. They don’t see the long term picture. I remember once I got into it with some fans who wanted us to extend a player’s contract because he was their idol. But, for me and for the coach [Gianpiero Ventura] that player had finished his story with Toro.
I was telling them: ‘This player isn’t part of our plans because he’s stretching the team by 40 metres [on the pitch].’ All this to say it’s up to us not to reason like fans, but be assertive and detached.
Should have Sabatini to buy him.Gerson and his entourage seem to do what they do best and are sabotaging the Moscow move. I guess they are still waiting on the fabled Barca move where he'll activate that ballon d'or clause in his contract.
also, we seem to be close to Mancini.
Dropping by almost every day, still a habit after all these years... just to lazy/tired to write anything. :tongue:Pau Lopez seems to be the GK we want, according to all the rumors, and it seems we will have to pay 20m for him plus forgo the 7m we would make if Real Betis ever sell Sanabria.
also, it seems rumors shifted from Higuain and his ridiculous price tag/wages to Madrid's Mariano Diaz. what do you guys think? or is it only the good doctor and myself left in here.